How an Artist Buys Art

As an artist and a lover of art, I have always made an effort to purchase artwork whenever I had a strong connection to a particular painting or drawing. I know that artwork can inspire, transform lives, and can bring energy into any space. I've experienced it firsthand.

How an artist buys art

When I was 12 years old, I remember discovering an artist named Christian Riese Lassen while I was traveling with my family in Maui. I was so inspired by his paintings. I honestly felt that every time I visited his gallery, I was immersed in this magical underwater world. It would always brighten my day and managed to put a smile on my face. I even talked about taking the $500 I had raised so far for my first computer to purchase one of his beautiful painting of two dolphins. At the time, my parents and the gallery owner recommended that I save the money for my first computer and then come back after this computer has made me money to buy his beautiful painting.

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Since that beautiful experience, I have bought several prints from artists that inspired me. I believe, no matter what type of work you do, it's so important to surround yourself with work that inspires you and lifts your creative spirits. There are ways that we all can be and think creatively no matter what field you work in. And artwork that lifts your spirits is the perfect catalyst for tapping into that beautiful, creative energy. 

 

So how did I choose these? 

 

Sometimes I purchased a work because I had a deep emotional connection with the piece and couldn’t imagine myself living without this work of art. Sometimes, I would be so inspired by the artist and their story that I felt that I needed to have their work be a part of my space. Other times, I imagined what the painting, drawing, or print would look like in a specific room in my house and imagined how it could bring serenity into my room.

Mist, Oil on Canvas, 65 x 55in

I’ll admit, purchasing a work of art can be an emotional experience. I would love to help you through this process and make it as beautiful and easy as it could be. Click through to view the available original paintings and drawings available in my shop.

 

The Release, Oil on Canvas, 52 x 70in

 

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